<div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif;color:rgb(7,55,99)"><span id="gmail-docs-internal-guid-f90729e4-7fff-0a43-882e-768721271297" style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;text-align:justify;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position at the ETS, Montreal, Canada. ETS is the fastest-growing and largest engineering school in Quebec, with an expanding team of highly qualified young researchers in image analysis, computer vision and deep learning, some of the priority areas of the school.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;text-align:justify;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">The position is available after the candidate passes ETS application requirements and the candidate will start at her/his convenience (latest at winter 2021). Financial support is available for 4 years. This project will explore learning strategies for┬átraining when annotated data is limited (e.g., few-shot segmentation, or unsupervisedly</span><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:12pt;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"> out-of-distribution detection in dense prediction tasks, such as image segmentation). The application domain could be either computer vision problems or medical imaging applications (neuroimaging, oncology, etc). The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Jose Dolz. Furthermore, the selected student is expected to publish her/his research on top computer vision and medical image analysis</span><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:12pt;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"> journals (IJCV, MedIA, IEEE TMI) and conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, MICCAI, IPMI, etc).</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;text-align:justify;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Prospective applicants should have:</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;margin-left:11pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;text-align:justify;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Strong academic record with an excellent M.Sc. degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or electrical/biomedical engineering, preferably with expertise in more than one of the following areas: medical image analysis, machine learning, computer vision, pattern recognition, semi/weakly supervised learning and/or optimization;</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;margin-left:11pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;text-align:justify;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Experience with a deep learning framework (preferrably PyTorch, or Tensorflow).</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:Verdana;color:rgb(7,55,99);background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;margin-left:11pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;text-align:justify;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(38,50,56);background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Knowledge of weakly or semi-supervised learning strategies</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;margin-left:11pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-hei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